Lucretia Mott was an abolitionist who saw slavery as evil. When the war ended, she continued to fight for women's suffrage and was elected as the first president of the American Equal Rights Association.
The Siege of Vicksburg was difficult for every Southern person in the city, including women. Women struggled to survive as they ran out of food and supplies. Not to mention, they were often in close proximity to enemy fire.
Who provided clothing and supplies to wounded soldiers after the Battle fo Gettysburg?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Lydia Hamilton Smith
The battle of Gettysburg left thousands wounded after it was over. With a sense of responsibility, Lydia Hamilton Smith traveled the battlefield, providing clothing and supplies to soldiers, even soldiers from the Confederacy.
What made life difficult for the wives of poor Southern farmers?
They feared slave rebellions.
They were forced to fight in the war.
They faced starvation.
While wealthy Southern families had slaves to help care for their land while the men were off fighting in the war, the wives of poor farmers were forced to care for the land themselves. With no help, these women often faced starvation.
Where did Robert E. Lee's family live when war broke out?
Once Robert E. Lee knew war was inevitable, he told his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee, to leave their home in Virginia and travel elsewhere but to keep quiet about where she went. After the war ended, she returned only once to visit their old home.
What did Harriet Tubman carry to keep slaves from returning to their plantation once they escaped with her?
After a slave agreed to run away with Harriet Tubman, she refused to allow them to return to their plantation because it threatened the entire group. She would even hold a pistol to their head if she had to.
Due to their agricultural economy, the South was far more spread out and less industrialized than the North. Often, Southern women were required to make supplies for Southern soldiers in their own homes. Some women even nursed soldiers back to health in their homes.
Women often disguised themselves as men to fight in the war. Although the numbers are few, some of these women were captured and sent to Andersonville Prison. On record, at least one baby was born at Andersonville to a prisoner.
Robert E. Lee ordered Pickett to lead his soldiers on a charge to capture Cemetery Ridge, even though success was virtually impossible. At least one woman participated in Pickett's charge, and she was killed with the other men.
Who was the superintendent of women nurses for the Union army?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Dorothea Lynde Dix
As the superintendent, Dorothea Lynde Dix was responsible for nurses during the Civil War. She initiated standards and guidlines that nurses were required to follow, which provided nurses with a universal approach when it came to their job.
Who was the first woman executed by the United States government?
Mary Surratt conspired with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. On July 7, 1865, she became the first woman to be executed by the United States government after being found guilty of helping assist in the assassination.
Who is the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor?
Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Edwards Walker served as a nurse during the Civil War. She often ventured into enemy territory to help wounded soldiers and was captured during one of these trips. For her bravery, she was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Jennie Hodgers joined the Union army under the name Albert Cashier. When the war ended, she continued to live by the name until her identity was discovered in 1913 while she was at a hospital for the insane.